Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Grenada instead of Malaysia, you would:

Health

be 36.5% more likely to be obese


In Malaysia, 15.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Grenada, that number is 21.3% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 48.1% less money


Malaysia has a GDP per capita of $29,100 as of 2017, while in Grenada, the GDP per capita is $15,100 as of 2017.

be 7.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In Malaysia, 3.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Grenada, that number is 24.0% as of 2017.

be 10.0 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Malaysia, 3.8% live below the poverty line as of 2009. In Grenada, however, that number is 38.0% as of 2008.

Life

be 21.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Malaysia, approximately 11.4 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Grenada, on the other hand, 8.9 children do as of 2020.

have 20.2% fewer children


In Malaysia, there are approximately 18.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Grenada, there are 14.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 27.3% less likely to have internet access


In Malaysia, approximately 81.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Grenada, about 59.1% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 31.9% less on education


Malaysia spends 4.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Grenada spends 3.2% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 97.4% less coastline


Malaysia has a total of 4,675 km of coastline. In Grenada, that number is 121 km.

Grenada: At a glance

Grenada is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 344 sq km. Carib Indians inhabited Grenada when Christopher COLUMBUS discovered the island in 1498, but it remained uncolonized for more than a century. The French settled Grenada in the 17th century, established sugar estates, and imported large numbers of African slaves. Britain took the island in 1762 and vigorously expanded sugar production. In the 19th century, cacao eventually surpassed sugar as the main export crop; in the 20th century, nutmeg became the leading export. In 1967, Britain gave Grenada autonomy over its internal affairs. Full independence was attained in 1974 making Grenada one of the smallest independent countries in the Western Hemisphere. Grenada was seized by a Marxist military council on 19 October 1983. Six days later the island was invaded by US forces and those of six other Caribbean nations, which quickly captured the ringleaders and their hundreds of Cuban advisers. Free elections were reinstituted the following year and have continued since that time.

How big is Grenada compared to Malaysia? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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